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Why this Hike
This amazing walk up to the highs of the Grand High Tops and Dows High Tops shows of the beautiful jagged rocks which litter the trail. This trail is not to be underestimated but neither are the views which are at points, simply magical.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting from Pincham Carpark you will follow out along the Grand High-tops Track before reaching the intersection which marks the start of the circuit. Follow the circuit in a clockwise direction passing by the turn off Spirey View Lookout and Hurleys Camp. From here the path summits up to the Grand High-tops, first passing the Breadknife (925m) all the way up to Lugh’s Throne (960m) which is the highest point of the walk. As you meet Bluff Creek you'll see Dows Camp on the other side, this is spot is great for lunch or to take a rest as it is around half way. The hike from here begins to summit up to its second high point – ‘Dows High Tops’ which includes Dows Lookout, Middle Spirey View, Kurrajong Corner and Point Wilderness. These all happen in quick succession of each other and after you have summited you will make a small decent down to Ogma Camp, taking a right and following the track as it completes the circuit and links back to where you started the circuit. From here you’ll head back down the track you took from the carpark to complete the walk.
*Please note that you must pay an entry fee to enter the park. More info can be found here.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.